|Prison escape and Lockdown at Hattieville|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:00|
Authorities at the Hattieville prison were forced to ‘lock down’ the Hattieville prison on Tuesday April 13th following disturbances in the remand section of the Jail. In speaking to Chairman of the Kolbe foundation which runs the correctional facility; he explained that sometime around 9 on Tuesday morningprisoners in the remand section, some 200 inmates, began to create a ruckus inside their cells. Woods reports that the prisoners were shaking the cell doors, agitating for attention. Early reports were that a prisoner had been shot but Woods denied that allegation.
He also reported that the situation was not as out of control as it was billed to be adding that the move to evacuate civilian staffers from the prison compound was an overreaction in the part of the prison’s administrators.
Since the escape Cocom was recaptured in Orange Walk on Tuesday Afternoon where he was found at the home of his sister Teresita Cocom in the Trial Farm Area. While one of the prisoners has been captured the search for the other prisoners continues. It is noteworthy that all of the escapees have escaped previously from the prison.